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JasonR

Columbus, OH

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Comment 26 Mar 2015

First: Metallica- Savage Hall in Toledo, January 1993

Best: tough choice, probably either Metallica or Tool. My favorite show was either the Big 4 (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax) or Metallica's summer tour in 94 with Danzig and Suicidal Tendencies.

Best recent show is Murder by Death. Seen them several times, they are really really good.

Comment 17 Mar 2015

I appreciate the research, but it doesn't tell the whole story. When those 50+ year olds are no longer running businesses, what are these numbers going to look like? Many people come from an era where only criminals had tattoos. It does carry a stigma to some, but it won't for long.

I know lots of college-educated people with tattoos and good jobs. My instance is not isolated and it's not a niche. Could I get a job at any place I walk in to? No. I know that. But it has had 0 impact on my employment or the employment of many people that I know.

Comment 16 Mar 2015

I can tell you as a current working professional that you are wrong. I and my sleeve have worked in corporate environments. WITHOUT long sleeves to cover up. Sure it may eliminate me from some jobs, but not many. And those are probably places I don't want to work anyway. My current job, I went to the interview with short sleeves on. And it was a good conversation starter with the interviewer. Obviously I got the job.

I also don't like your inference that tattoos are the result of bad parenting. My mom taught me to be myself, not to conform to what society thinks I should be. And I figured out, with her help, how to be a professional without being just another white collar.

Comment 16 Mar 2015

Lots of good advice here, but I would reiterate what many have already said. Hire a financial advisor. Best decision I ever made. Since you're young, if you make the right money moves now you could be sitting on a really nice nest egg and retire young. A good advisor will take your goals in to consideration and set you up to meet and exceed them.

Make sure you talk to them about how they get paid. My advisor takes 1% of my account every year - but gains are far above that so it's not that big of a hit. And he does a lot better about making the right investments than I ever could. And I like that arrangement - he has incentive to make sure I do well. I don't like the guys that just get paid up front. No reason for them to help you.

Also, as a side note, I would also talk to your advisor about your 401K investments. Mine helped me with that free of charge since he can't collect on it. Definitely a good idea to make sure you have that set up to maximize your funds.

Comment 16 Mar 2015

I have some tattoos, including a full sleeve (with appointments scheduled to get my other arm done), and most of them are representations of important people and events in my life. I get that tattoos are not for everyone, but please don't judge us that do have them. I am a professional and have a family. My two small daughters love my tattoos too. And their opinion means more to me than anyone else's, so I'm OK if you think "they're not as cool as I think".

Comment 09 Mar 2015

AJ Hawk visiting the Bengals today. Come on Mike Brown, pull the trigger!

Comment 27 Feb 2015

The guy you're referring to is named Negan and yeah, he is a bad dude. Will be hard to bring him to life on TV because he drops F-bombs every other word :) I read that Kevin Durand was approached about the role, that would be cool.

If he does show up, which it sounds like he will...it should be pretty good. If you thought the governor was bad you ain't seen nothing yet.

Comment 27 Feb 2015

You are right that it is a general guide. There are characters still alive in the show that are already dead in the comic and vice-versa. And there are characters that only exist in one or the other but not both (Daryl and Beth from the show are examples).

I actually enjoy seeing the differences between the comic and the show. Makes it more interesting. I'm interested to see how close to the comics they make the Alexandria part because some crazy stuff happens there. Would make for some great shows this season.

Comment 26 Feb 2015

When I was a freshman he came to our dorm and went to every room to meet everyone. He is a swell guy.

I also met him again when Roy Lichtenstein was at the Wex. Gee and the artist were talking and I kind of just threw myself in to their conversation. Very nice guys.

Comment 26 Feb 2015

I consider myself very lucky to have met him and to have seen him play many times. In my younger days I used to go to every show of theirs within a 2-3 hour drive radius. I think I saw them in the ballpark of 15 times.

Comment 26 Feb 2015

Being a former concert junkie I have met many musicians, but overall the "most famous" people I have ever seen in person would be John Elway or Steve Buscemi. I briefly talked to Elway at Disney World (he politely declined to take a pic since he was with his family), and I saw Buscemi at Mozart's in Clintonville of all places. Apparently his wife's family lives in the area.

In case anybody wonders, some of the better known musicians I have met include Mike Patton, Robert Trujillo, all the members of Incubus, all the members of Megadeth, Dimebag Darrell, Peter Steele and many more. Yes I am a metalhead.

Comment 26 Feb 2015

Magic is the greatest ever in my book, no question about it. I'm just glad I finally found somebody who agrees :) I have never seen a more complete player (not to say there wasn't one, but if there is, I never witnessed it.)

Comment 17 Feb 2015

Hitchcock is truly the master of suspense. He did it all with music and camera angles, didn't need the special effects that modern movies have.

Comment 13 Feb 2015

Apparently I need to watch The Wire!

My favorite is Breaking Bad, and others I like in no order are:

Walking Dead

Friday Night Lights

Homeland

Orange is the New Black

Game of Thrones

and The Killing. This show is underrated. The first two seasons were pretty good, and the third season is one of the best things ever aired on television IMO. The fourth, Netflix exclusive season was good but needed to be drawn out a little more, they crammed too much in to 6 episodes.

Comment 13 Feb 2015

Really enjoyed the first two seasons but they lost me after that. But those first two were very good.

Comment 13 Feb 2015

I think Boardwalk Empire does a better job of any show I've ever seen of capturing the era in which it took place. The settings, the clothing, the music...it it all really well done.